Free Verse and Photography: African Night

AfricaSights, sounds, tastes
of long-lost Africa,
the balafon

and calabash drum
bringing back memories
of long, hot days

insistent heat
that languishes
the soul

burnt Sahel
stingy fields:
laments.

Ah but the night,
when the moon shines,
by friendly firelight
the music picks up pace…

your heart seems to beat
one
with the drums
and the balafon laughs

your body
is movement
your mind
gone
in the erotic sounds
of spirits and life

and even white
puritans
feel the flow
of a feeling that
they never knew
and celebrate
life, love and lust

as they too,
caught up in the music
gyrate and thrust
they too
possessed
by the cool
African night.

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9 thoughts on “Free Verse and Photography: African Night

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